Senior Technical Advisor at Winrock International

Winrock is a recognized leader in U.S. and international development with a focus on social and environmental issues. As a mission driven, field-based organization, we believe that sustainable development is inclusive and that complex challenges require integrated solutions. Winrock embraces continuous quality improvement and a culture of impact, accountability and entrepreneurship.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Senior Technical Advisor, Nigeria Farmers and Families ForwardLocation: Kaduna Department: Agriculture & EnterpriseReports To: Project DirectorPosition SummaryWinrock International is currently recruiting Senior Technical Advisor candidates for the anticipated Nigeria Farmers and Families Forward activity.This will be a three-year, $1.6 million project, co-funded by USAID/Nigeria and Nestlé to support Nestlé’s cereals plan for maize and soybean in Nigeria's Kaduna State.The project will support broad-based, economic growth in Nigeria by improving the on-farm practices of smallholder farmer suppliers to arrest the growth of mycotoxin both pre- and post-harvest, and design viable drying practices that will reduce detected aflatoxin.The approach will support smallholder farmer suppliers to meet the increasing demands of Nestlé cereal factories in the region by reducing the high levels of aflatoxin and other contaminates.The Senior Technical Advisor position will be based in Kaduna State and is subject to a project award being made to Winrock International.Major ResponsibilitiesThe Senior Technical Advisor will provide technical direction to the project.S/he will be responsible for developing and leading the project’s technical approach to pre- and post-harvest interventions, including scaling available technologies.The Senior Technical Advisor will provide capacity building to project partners, including farmers, farmers’ organizations, and private sector partners.S/he will be responsible for identifying technical interventions to reduce the presence of aflatoxin and other contaminants in the maize and soy value chains.S/he will also be responsible for identifying technical assistance needs and developing scopes of work for volunteer engagement in specific technical assistance interventions. 

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